CRIME WAVE PAXTON (AND POSSIBLY) HUTTON SHOCK
At our last meeting of the Hutton and Paxton Community Council the visiting policeman gave us the usual update on local crime. Usually 'Nothing to report'-apart from the Neighbourhood Watch sign being nicked.Again.
But this time we were told of a 'mini crime wave' in our CC area (His words not mine) Two cases of an air gun being discharged illegally and an assault on a young person and a mobile phone being stolen (Paxton apparently, of course) Air Guns? I had a momentarily frisson
. Had Huttonian been shopped for shooting at the rats in the woodpile? If so was I about to be arrested and humiliated publicly. No Guv, it wasn't me.Honest. Shooting rats from the comfort of your summer shack on private property is kosher. The crimes in question were in a public place-unspecified (5 gets you a couple of million it was Paxton)
The visiting PC was however unaware of another serious crime reported by a member of the Community Council.
See para one above.
Yes. The Neighbourhood Watch sign near Hutton Castle Barns has gone walkabout.
For at least the second time. And judging on past form, if you go down to the woods today.
You might find it.
If so, put it back.
(I am getting worried about our insurance premiums)